The City of Port St. Lucie, City of Fort Pierce & St. Lucie County proclaimed April 5, 2014 as Elder Care Day. More than 1,000 youth in St. Lucie County joined their friends, peers and community volunteers to take part in a day of service; and as part of the Jefferson Awards 360 Challenge. The Lead360 Challenge engages youth in our communities to elevate their local service projects onto a national platform. The goal is to spotlight the great work done by youth in our communities and inspire young Americans to put their service ideas into action. More than 50 employees and volunteers of the Boys’ & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County undertook a one-day project that benefited the community and reinforced the Boys & Girls Clubs commitment to youth development, with a focus on Good Character and Citizenship by concentrating their efforts on a day of elder care.
Boys & Girls Keystone Club Members & volunteers spent quality time with senior citizens throughout St. Lucie County engaging in storytelling, performing arts, board games, and good old fashion talking in order to bring joy and a smile to the faces of elderly in the County.
More than 1,000 Boys & Girls Clubs members worked on greeting cards for the elder population in St. Lucie County.
“Volunteerism is a big part of my life and helps me stay grounded. Elder Care Day is a day for our youth to give back in a meaningful way by spending quality time with senior citizens. By volunteering, our kids will get the same joy and feeling that I have experienced through community service,” Will Armstead, Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County Board Member & Volunteer of the Year 2013.